President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday dispelled media reports that he had concluded plans to sack some of his ministers in an impending cabinet reshuffle, saying the rumour making the rounds was a ploy to cause psychological disorder among his cabinet members.
To the contrary, he said, he still "has implicit confidence in the ability of the current crop of ministers to deliver and has no plan to undertake any replacement at the moment."
In a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the president implored Nigerians to ignore the antics of mischief makers.
The statement made available to LEADERSHIP reads in part: "Contrary to recent speculations in the media about a so-called impending cabinet reshuffle, the Presidency wishes to state emphatically that there is no truth whatsoever in the said reports.
"There is also no truth in the alleged tension among ministers as a result of the rumoured imminent cabinet change. This is a calculated attempt to cause disaffection within the cabinet and divert the attention of members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from their unwavering commitment to the implementation of the Transformation Agenda of the Jonathan Administration."